The Steps To Getting Tested For AIDS And HIV
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,1. Latex gloves are recommended as a universal precaution where there is a potential risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens, such as HIV or hepatitis. Performing oral rapid HIV tests in the method you describe is not considered a risk for... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillThe test is very reliable. Repeat testing may make you feel more reassured and the chances that second test will be positive depends on what your exposure was exactly. However a negative test at 27 days is very very reassuring.DW... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,If your HIV-1 and HIV-2 ELISA (antibody) tests are negative out to seven months from the time of your last exposure, your results are definitive and conclusive. You are HIV negative. No additional testing is warranted. In particular, you do not... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Welcome back to the forum. First of all, I'm glad you took my advice, saw an HIV specialist, and had your PEP regimen adjusted. (See initial post below.)While it is true that only the six-month post-PEP HIV-antibody test gives you a... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesWell its been over three months since my last sexual encounter with a woman. I finally got the balls to go buy a home access hiv-1 test kit and sent out the sample blood this past friday( took a load off my chest just by getting it done). I don't... Read more »
Posted by donBoth you and your potential sex partner can get tested together first
before beginning the sexual component of the relationship.
The strategy reduces a great deal of ambiguity.
You, yourself can get tested today, now. Test results reduce ambiguity
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Posted by AnonymousAnyone who thinks they may be HIV positive should get tested.
In 1988, when the virus was killing many, I developed a condition entitled "AIDS ANXIETY".
This condition can literally drive you nuts! Checking yourself constantly for symptoms, Going... Read more »
Posted by TheFix, 7 RepliesI know I should get tested (I've just learned that a guy I had sex with about 10 months is positive)....but I simply cannot do it. I am mentally disturbed at the moment...I feel so fragile and I wouldn't be able to confront the test and its result.
I... Read more »
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